Monday, September 20, 2010

Thankful Monday

This has been a hard two weeks, with losing Mr.B and dealing with loss. I am much better at it now than I used to be and for that I am thankful. I have a had a few nice things happen lately too and one of those things is that my dear older brother J bought me 4 brand new tires for my car!
This is a big blessing as with all the extra expenses with going to see my mom and the Vet bills I did not see how I was going to be able to buy the much needed tires before Winter, but my brother came to the rescue. Thank you!!! The other nice thing is that I have had a few lovely sales in my Etsy shop and I am most thankful for that. Thank you ladies and you know who you are! Not much going on, but work and art, the usual. I hope you all have a wonderful week.
I will leave you with these quotes to ponder:
"Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible"- Frank Gaines
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle"-Albert Einstein
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"-Muriel Strode


Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Felt good to read this. And I like the Einstein quote...

angela recada said...

Wonderful! And such beautiful quotes! I'm glad things are looking up for you again, sweetie. Your brother sounds like a terrific guy.

mermaid said...

I think you are blazing a path with your love for all things joyful and difficult. I'm so proud of you, Annie!

marianne said...

Good to read there are bright spots during your week.
What a darling brother you have!
How sweet is that!
I liked all 3 quotes! I needed some inspiration to turn my mind around again, thanks!

have a nice day dear!

ExtraO said...

Very nice brother!

studio lolo said...

yay for bro ;)!

I know the loss of our pets is so very hard. I'm still missing so many of mine even though I love the current ones as much.

I'm glad things are looking up for you sales wise. I had to shut my Etsy down until I get my printing problems fixed. Every day is lost income. Oh well, ces't la vie!


xxx said...

lovely quotes Annie and I especially like the first and last of the three.

nice to read that you are coping with the loss of Mr B and that your brother has been able to help you with tires.

have a lovely week and I hope the good things keep on coming your way.

Robin said...

Such good news that your brother came through for you.....

Also nice that you have sold some new pieces! Congrats!

Love the quotes....all of them are thought-provoking.

Love to you and the Boys,

♥ Robin ♥

Lynn Cohen said...

Big brothers are so nice to have! I love mine too. Yours is very generous! Glad for you.
Sorry again for your loss. That is hard and does take time to deal with.
And nice to have some sales, how well I know how good That feels! Yippie.

becky said...

The Einstein Quote is one of my favorites. I used to post positive quotes all around the house... I've got to start doing that again~ it seems I need more frequent reminders! You also reminded me I need to call my brother! Have a wonderful week, Annie... I wish you could've hiked w/ me today :)

yoborobo said...

Hi Annie! I think you have a wonderful big bro. :) How nice of him. And I know these are hard days, missing Mr. B. You hang tough! xox Pam

Anonymous said...

What a blessing. I'm glad you'll be safe this winter.

Annie said...

Hi Teri-Glad you liked it, it is one of my favorites. xoxo
Angela-Hi darling, yes I have a very nice older brother who does not want to see me die in a car crash because of bad tires :-).xoxo
Mermaid-Such kind words, I hope you are right, I try :-). xoxo
Marianne-Thank you for all your dear comments on the last few post, I appreciate you. Yes, I ave a sweet brother :-). Thank God!xoxo
Lo-Yes! I miss B and I always will, but I am so lucky to have my three other furballs and I don't want to take them for granted as two are getting old. You have daily sales? Lucky Duck :-).xoxo
Robyn-Thank you sweetie.xox
Robin-Yes! Thank you! Love, xoxo
Lynn-yes, yippie.xoxo

Annie said...

Becky-Me too!xoxo
Pam-Yes, I do. Thank you sweetie.xoxo
Kelly- Yes!Thank you.xoxo

kj said...

hello! i'm back from my writing weekend, here to tell you i'm glad you have such strength within. and glad for your brother.

and glad for your tires.

by the way, what't the largest size wall hangings you can make, anyway? just wondering....


Kate P said...

It has been a rough September for some of us, hasn't it? But yay for your older brother and new tires!!!

Annie said...

Kj-Me too, glad you are back! I hope it went well. I could make a pretty large one, I would have to check with the lady who runs the kiln, but for my part I would say 15"x 15" would probably be my limit. How big would you like one is more the question? xoxo
Kate.P-yes! And yay! xoxo

Lori ann said...

Happy week to you too dear Annie! very good to hear your feeling better, I know it's been a hard week for you.

Thank goodness for lovely brothers!


Doris Sturm said...

Oh, that's wonderful about your tires! I know what it's like to struggle along by yourself wondering how you will get what you need - sometimes getting a hand is a big relief.

Congratulations on your Etsy sales. That always makes my day when it happens to me.

Mim said...

What a practical and loving present! How thoughtful that is. and congrads on the sales -

Jos said...

Brothers can be just the bees knees can't they? I remember when I was really ill a few years ago, got the usual flowers and cards from lovely friends ... got a Spike Milligan joke book from Marce (youngest bro). Perfect.I still look at it when I need a smile.

You do sound pretty perky Annie, despite the sadness of losing Mr B. I am glad it's easier to bear these days. Big hugs xx Jos

sukipoet said...

great quotes. it is true, some folks can see the invisible. what a blessing. glad you have new wheels for the winter. don't want you slipping and sliding. Did you bury Mr. B. or cremate him??

Unknown said...

I am sorry for your loss, but there is still another way to look at things, now Mr B will be chasing all the bad spirits out of the area!

secret agent woman said...

I want your brother to be my brother.

Marion said...

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"-Muriel Strode...I love this quote, thank you, Annie!

So glad your lovely brother came to the rescue! What a great guy.

Super post, Annie...I hope you're having a great week!

Laura said...

I'm sorry for your sadness Annie and filled with delight that kindness has rushed in to fill the empty space left behind. I have always found this to be the case in my life as well.

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